Fake Profiles Part of Ashley Madison Scheme, Planned Parenthood Suing Alabama, No Free Speech on Supreme Court Plaza: P.M. Links

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  • Ashley Madison Peru

    The CEO of Ashley Madison resigned today. Only a few thousand female users of Ashley Madison actually messaged with anyone on the site, according to a Gizmodo analysis of account data. While some inactive profiles were created by real women who simply never engaged, Ashley Madison employees actively created many fake female profiles, referred to as "angels." 

  • Is Ted Cruz the only Republican candidate who knows how to handle Donald Trump
  • A District of Columbia appeals court today ruled that Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, failed to prove his own phone records were subject to National Security Agency collection, thus he hasn't met a required condition to bring a lawsuit over the legality of the program.
  • The same D.C. court today held unanimously that people have no First Amendment right to protest on the marble plaza in front of the Supreme Court. 
  • Planned Parenthood is suing Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley over his defunding efforts. 
  • Owen Labrie, 19, was found not guilty of aggravated sexual assault in a high-profile case involving a 15-year-old fellow student at the elite St. Paul's prep school. Labrie was convicted of four misdemeanor charges, including endangering the welfare of a child, and a felony charge for luring a minor using a computer.

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  1. First?

    1. Whoa! Did you FEEL that!

      An actual ripple in the Space/Time continuum! COOL!

      1. It was as if millions of voices squirrels suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.

    2. Hello.

      Don’t let it get to your head.

      We’ve seen what it’s done to Fist.

      It’s awful.

      1. Hola, Rufus. How’s New France?

        1. Same old, same old.

          French and steamy.

          1. C’est la guerre, non? C’est la guerre….

            1. I’ve moved on.

    3. Congratulations, Sally.

      1. Wrong Mrs. Struthers (see Age of Innocence).

    4. Did Fist die or something? He doesn’t even have second.

      1. First is the only one that matters. No silver, no bronze.

    5. The king is dead. Long live the king!

    6. So MLS and FOE are the same person huh? I would have not guessed that but there is no other explanation unless MLS killed FOE? Has anyone seen FOE?

  2. Holy crap, no Trumpticle? Or did I miss it (Dalmia’s post doesn’t count as tangential reference becuse it’s Dalmia). That’s awesome!
    You know what else is awesome? Accomplished Female Athletes of Eastern and Central Europe, plus guns, plus snow. Biathlon is one of the coolest sports, and today’s entry is Gabriela Soukalova, Czech biathloner, winner of two Olympic silvers in 2014. This year at World Championship, her team won gold in mixed relay and she won silver in 15km individual.
    A large gallery of both competition and promo images (scroll down after videos)

    1. Ther’es no sugarcoating it – she’s not unattractive.

    2. I know you are partial to the Eastern European women of the sport but these Swiss sisters are my favorites…
      http://f.blick.ch/img/incoming…..parin5.jpg

      1. If I have to go, I choose this firing squad!

        1. Death by Snoo-Snoo!

          1. Yeah, but the CZ gal knows how to shoot….don’t know if that is a good thing or bad. You could be cheating on her with the Swiss Sisters and die from a gut shot.

            1. oops, should have looked at the CH gals first, they know how to shoot as well. Cheating dudes are dead.

    3. Definitely needs a frigger warning dude!

  3. A District of Columbia appeals court today ruled that Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, failed to prove his own phone records were subject to National Security Agency collection, thus he hasn’t met a required condition to bring a lawsuit over the legality of the program.

    The same D.C. court today held unanimously that people have no First Amendment right to protest on the marble plaza in front of the Supreme Court.

    Libertarian moment?

    1. Everybody’s phone records are being collected by the NSA.

    2. Soon, the SC(R)OTU(M)S will decide that the FOIA does not apply.

  4. No Trump and no Fist. Am I in the right place?

    1. REMAIN CALM!!!

      1. IS ALL WELL???

        1. DON’T PANIC

    2. Together, we can get through this time, frightening yet brimming with possibilities.

    3. They’re still doing PM Links? I thought this thing was played. OUT.

      1. There you are! I had a horrible vision of you sitting dead in front of your computer. Glad you’re ok.

        1. +1 Stroke or diabetic coma.

          1. BMI of 21.5 and don’t smoke. I’m so healthy doctors pay me for office visits.

            1. 21.5? I thought you were a perfect 22. Should we be worried? Are you stressed? Is your wife/mother/Japanese woman surrogate-bot not feeding you enough?

              1. I dunno, maybe I’m getting taller.

            2. BMI of 21.5

              Go on…

              1. 21.5 is also my length in centimeters. If that’s an impressive size. If not, then jk. I don’t really do the metric system.

                1. Above average, definitely.

              1. That explains his tardiness. He must’ve been squatting preparing for his close-up.

  5. Only a few thousand female users of Ashley Madison actually messaged with anyone on the site

    If this is true, how did the site stay in business for so long?

    1. Hitler?

      1. Of course. That hadn’t occurred to me…

    2. Over the hill dudes with post-menopausal wives who have more money than wisdom.

      1. Yeah, but why would they continue to use a site that never paid off? A single weekend perusing Matchdotcom was enough to tell me it was a waste of my time and money. They should have just used massage parlors, strip clubs, and escorts like normal married guys.

        1. Partly because it helped them fantasize about it, partly because it would take them a while to figure out that none of the women were responding, and partly because Ashley Madison charged them money to have their account erased (and then didn’t erase their accounts).

        2. Try OkCupid, which is free, and the women seem on average less square than on Match. (I cannot believe the number of women on Match who say they’ll only go out with someone who makes $150,000+. Yeah, lady, and I’ll only go out with centerfold candidates.)

          1. Fortunately, I already have a girlfriend who gives me everything I need. No desire to look elsewhere.

            1. Good for you. Me, at the moment, not so much.

              1. Not a FB., GOOG, or Twitter (not so much anymore) millionaire PSF?

                I always thought SF was a great place to get laid if you are strait. I was married when I lived there, though. You being a Kochtarian, you will never get laid unfortunately.

                1. No, not a dotcom millionaire. Not being a leftist does inhibit my dating life, but not entirely. I have been getting laid. Just having problems with the girlfriend right now.

    3. Hope springs eternal…

    4. Why don’t you sign up and find out for us?

      1. Are they still accepting members? Besides, I’m not married. I realize I could lie, but I have no interest meeting women who are ok with messing around with married guys.

      2. I actually did sign up out of curiosity when I first heard about it and it was immediately apparent that most of the women were fakes. I never had any intention of using their service, so they never got any money or personal info out of me.
        But I do still check the email I used occasionally and saw an email the other day, apparently from the hackers who stole the data trying to extort money out of people to have their names removed from the list before they release it all.

        1. But I do still check the email I used occasionally and saw an email the other day, apparently from the hackers who stole the data trying to extort money out of people to have their names removed from the list before they release it all.

          I know it is not relevant to you, personally, but just FYI to anyone reading: the data is already out and no one can take it back. This is a common con that is going around now — scammers mass emailing addresses from the data dump claiming to be able to remove your info. They can’t and won’t, and they aren’t the hackers.

          1. Makes sense. What a load of scumbags. They were asking for bitcoin, so no one could track them down later.

    1. “They’ll be puttin’ ya’ll back in chains!” – Biden2016

    2. In fairness, what exactly is Trumps plan for the deportation of 12 million people? This seems like a pretty accurate summation to me.

      1. Those boxcars will need to be ‘UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE…

        /Trump Voice

        1. I think you mean Fuccillo Voice. (Sorry, Uncivil Servant.)

          1. no

            1. Not annoying enough for you?

          2. Ah, the Fuccillo ads. We got those across the border when I was a kid.

            1. I would like to ban Fucillo ad talk from Reason. Thank you.

      2. She didn’t specify Trump; she said “Republicans”. While some Tump supporters are Republicans, not all Republicans are Trump supporters.

        1. TRUMP IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!! THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS TRUMP!!!

          /Derpocrats

        2. No, she said “there are some on the other side…”

          Pretty weak emulation of The Bringer of Light. She’s toast.

      3. Duh, Trump wouldn’t dare use waste resources deporting people that way. That’s un-MURICAN. Instead he’ll make them stop being lazy and move themselves across the border with their own two feet. Sure, there’s a desert in the way, but let’s make America great again!

        1. “I’m going to make them build their own boxcars, and pay us to be transported back to Mexico!” –

          /Trump Voice

      4. You don’t deport 12 million people all at once. You start with the ones “in the system” (in jail, on welfare) and eventually the rest get the idea that it’s better to leave voluntarily than it is to be thrown out.

        1. Crazy talk, the only thing possible is forced roundups by federales at gunpoint and ripping babes out of the arms of their mothers.

        2. i imagine trump would appoint someone with a german sounding name as head of this effort, and then sound shocked that people thought ill of such an appointment. or, at least i would hope so.

    3. I really want a reporter to directly quote that Democratic platform from 1996 that Reason ran the article on and then ask her how many illegals her husband put in boxcars. But noooo, I can’t expect journalists to have a spine.

    4. Could be worse, they could want to send them to Detroit

  6. A District of Columbia appeals court today ruled that Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, failed to prove his own phone records were subject to National Security Agency collection, thus he hasn’t met a required condition to bring a lawsuit over the legality of the program.

    Is this more Kafka or Campbell?

  7. The CEO of Ashley Madison resigned today. Only a few thousand female users of Ashley Madison actually messaged with anyone on the site, according to a Gizmodo analysis of account data. While some inactive profiles were created by real women who simply never engaged, Ashley Madison employees actively created many fake female profiles, referred to as “angels.”

    If this is true, I would think users would be entitled to getting their $$ back and a few C level folks would be spending time hanging with Andy, Red and Brooks.

    1. On a beach in Mexico?

    2. users would be entitled to getting their $$ back

      I’m sure there’s language in their User Agreement (you know that thing no one ever reads) to avoid that possibility. Something along the lines of no guarantee…blah, blah, blah…

      1. I would think that out and out fraud by the company would be excepted.

        1. They provide a site that assists married men (mostly, I assume) in cheating. Unless they guaranteed results, or provided fake statistics about how many ‘real’ women belonged to the site, I think the charge of fraud would be hard to prove.

          1. They sort of covered their butts by admitting up front that some profiles were for “entertainment” purposes, but I don’t know how good a defense that would be.

  8. people have no First Amendment right to protest on the marble plaza in front of the Supreme Court.

    Does this ruling actually surprise anyone? How do those nit-wits on the Supreme Court sleep at night?

    1. On top of a big pile of money.

      1. On top of a big pile of taxpayer money.

        1. With many beautiful ladies.

          1. Excepting Ginsburg, since nobody of any gender would sleep with her shriveled body.

              1. Have you no shame?

            1. Well…how much money are we talking about here?

    2. With these rulings, it seems like the Justices

      [dons Fist’s sunglasses]

      have lost their marbles…

  9. The same D.C. court today held unanimously that people have no First Amendment right to protest on the marble plaza in front of the Supreme Court.

    Mind blown!

    1. What’s next, no tired, huddled masses allowed at the Statue of Liberty?

      1. They’re in boxcars, being shipped to Mexico.

    2. Free to Assemble where our betters are not.

  10. Planned Parenthood is suing Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley over his defunding efforts.

    Those Lamborghinis aren’t going to pay for themselves.

  11. “Only a few thousand female users of Ashley Madison actually messaged with anyone on the site,’

    I don’t get it. Does that mean that dudes were not actually accomplishing very much actual cheating, or that there was a lot of gay DL stuff going on, or that women just don’t need the internet to seduce married men?

    1. Aren’t all dating/hookup sites basically target-rich environments for women?

      1. Grindr probably isn’t.

        1. There is the odd “OMG I’m looking for a GAY BESTIE” profile that shows up occasionally. I’m not sure anyone ever talks to them though.

    2. yes, not much actual cheating, at least not of the heterosexual variety but even including gay sex I’ll bet that less than 5% of the guys who ever had a paid membership ever managed to even meet up with someone from the site and fewer still went on to have sex

      1. “less than 5% of the guys who ever had a paid membership ever managed to even meet up with someone’

        5%, ay?……….

        ….[Obligatory]

  12. Fuck, I hate the east side…

    Now – back to your program!

    1. The east side of what?

      Oh, and I’ll get back to… your mom!

      1. Moby is like the Alpha Beta-Male. You could give him viagra and he’d just hug you and cry harder.

        1. Hmm, I would’ve considered Morriessey the alpha Beta-male, but your assertion has merit.

          1. Isn’t he actually like fairly tall, good looking?

            yes, he sings beta-anthems and is kind of the King of Whine… but if i were drunk enough…. probably would.

            1. Eh, young Morrissey is a strong maybe, but contemporary Morrissey is a pass.

              I think Moby and Morrissey are both vegans so they’d probably need a solid round of TRT before they’d be any good to me anyway.

              1. I just looked him up and agree. Alcohol would likely make me punch him.

                Also, I thought he did heroin. Wrong. He’s a straight-edge (mostly) too.

                So I think they’re a tie

                1. Yeah, it was the bass player who did heroin.

                  Morrissey just seems like a deeply unpleasant person, as much as I love the Smiths.

          2. I don’t know, Morissey was pretty bad ass.

            John Morrissey (February 12, 1831 ? May 1, 1878), also known as Old Smoke, was an Irish American bare-knuckle boxer and a gang member in New York in the 1850s and later became a Democratic State Senator and U.S. Congressman from New York, backed by Tammany Hall. Morrissey began his bare-knuckle boxing career after a confrontation with a man known only as “Chroel” who was notorious for troubling his fellow townsmen. Although Morrissey was on the bitter end of his first bare knuckle bout, his display of bravery and fortitude earned himself the respect and historical acknowledgment of his peers.

            1. Beck is like Suge Knight compared to Moby.

              1. Moby would probably be decent if you stuffed him in the bottom of your bed to keep your feet warm on winter nights. His presence would probably be soft and relatively inoffensive.

                1. Ha, I know a woman whose daughter dated Moby at one point.

    2. Are you sure you don’t mean the south side?

      1. Either way it’s a pro-gun song. 😉

  13. A Century Later, People Still Want to Unmask Jack the Ripper: Pair of documentaries give their best efforts. ?Glenn Garvin

    What difference, at this point, does it make?

    1. Well, I’m just saying, but if Jack the Ripper were a time traveller, he’s still out there.

      *Shifty eyes*

      1. Was it “Amazon Women on the Moon” that had the Jack the Ripper was actually Nessie skit?

        1. Yes. Narrated by Henry Silva.

    2. I thought he went to Rigel VII?

  14. David Ignatius is laughably credulous: hier.

    1. Fayk. Skandull.

      What is it with you teathuglihadist ratfuckers?

      1. I was told on another site that Ignatius must be right because he’s a Republican shill. Never mind that he love to suck the cock of authority more than anything else.

    2. It’s ok because everyone does it. This should cause you no alarm.

      1. One of the many things I’ve had posted in response to this at another site full of lefties (though to their credit, they’re pretty lukewarm at best to Hillary).

        I’ve linked people to documents (available on the open internet) that outline exactly what DSS uses to determine whether or not a system is certified to process classified information. They still think this is nothing. It is literally impossible that her server could have ever been certified, and if it was, the documentation certifying such would have been produced long ago.

        People are stupid.

        1. People are stupid.

          Huh? I don’t understand…

          1. I narrow my gaze at thee.

      2. Everybody lies about sex when they’re under oath before a grand jury, too. And when their name is Clinton, it’s okay.

    3. The back channel defense!

  15. reposting =

    NYT piece says = St Paul Rape Case Shows Why Sexual Assault Laws Must Change

    The argument is basically that we need to water down (drown) due-process and make all rape/sexual assult divorced from evidentiary requirements like demonstrating there was “use of force”…. and subject everyone in America to the same kind of standards we use on college campuses.

    The problem with the argument (and there are many) using the St Pauls case… is that NH already has a reduced standard for evidence (not requiring force, but simply demonstration of “non consent”… though not ‘affirmative’)… yet the case was a failure because of the lack of credibility of the accuser.

    What the piece seems to argue for is reducing all sexual-assault to “he said-she said”… but fails to recognize that there is little to suggest that would produce *better* outcomes than evidence-based trials.

    Her conclusion is that ‘reform is the only option, regardless’, despite there being no demonstrated benefit to anyone in “dumbing down” assault

    “Should the code follow states like New Hampshire, or go further and adopt the standard of affirmative consent? States including New York are weighing the same question. It’s a hard one. Eliminating the force requirement for rape, on the other hand, is a no-brainer.”

    1. The unspoken part of the ‘he said-she said’ position is the extra emphasis on the ‘she said’. Unless the accused is some kind of member of the Inner Party, like say, the Democratic President of the United States, in which case we need to take everything with a grain of salt.

    2. Eliminating the rape requirement for rape would indeed seem like a no-brainer.

    3. I am convinced that these people completely believe their own bullshit.

      Imagine what would happen if they unleashed that witch-hunt on the entire country. They are blind to their own lynching that would follow.

      1. One does wonder how they are going to handle it when every single couple that breaks up is rushing to the courthouse to be the first to file rape charges

    4. “Eliminating the force requirement for rape, on the other hand, is a no-brainer.”

      What I don’t understand is why the term feminazi hasn’t made a comeback.

    5. Like I said this morning: I’ve seriously heard feminists say anyone with a .08 or above alcohol content can’t consent to sex.

      That would mean virtually everyone is a rapist.

      1. anyone with a .08 or above alcohol content can’t consent to sex.

        Except men. We’re fully accountable for our actions no matter how high our BAC is.

        1. Best part about that is that there’s no conceivable way to tell from looking at someone if they’re over a .08 BAC. Some people don’t even look drunk at that point.

          1. .08? Nobody is drunk at that point.

            1. .08? Nobody is drunk at that point.

              Laws in most states say otherwise. And we know that laws are always right.

          2. So, in addition to checking a woman’s ID to verify her age, guys must now give prospective mates a breathalyzer test before anything physical can take place. And the Progressives have the nerve to paint Conservatives as anti-sex.

    6. I have tremendous sympathy for rape victims whose attackers are not convicted. I’m sure it happens often enough. It must be an absolutely awful thing to sit there and see someone who violated you like that be let off. (I am in no way commenting on this specific case)

      But standards of proof and presumptions of innocence are much more important. It’s really, really horrible to get raped and it’s really, really horrible to be falsely accused, let alone convicted of rape (I can only imagine in either case). Putting someone in prison doesn’t un-rape a rape victim, but does destroy someone’s life. So make damn sure you get the right person.

  16. University of Tennessee tells staff and students to stop using ‘he’ and ‘she’ – and switch to ‘xe’, ‘zir’ and ‘xyr’ instead

    The University of Tennessee has told its staff and students to stop calling each other ‘he’, ‘she’, ‘him’ and ‘her’ – and to start referring to one another with terms like ‘xe’, ‘zir’ and ‘xyr’ instead.
    The Knoxville branch of the public university sent a memo round to its members filled with unusual new parts of speech to avoid referring to anybody’s gender.
    According to a gay rights official at the university, the new language regime will make the university ‘welcoming and inclusive’ and stop people feeling ‘marginalized’.

    1. THATS BULLSHIT – I IDENTIFY AS ZAXXON THE UNSPEAKABLE, DEMIURGE OF THE THIRD ASTRAL PLANE AND MY PREFERRED PRONOUN IS “PLEASE DO NOT ERASE MY ESSENCE OH GOD-FIGURE OF COSMIC DEVASTATION”

      1. Tou are ZAXXON? I was the champ of ZAXXON circa 1983.

        1. THAT IS MY COUSIN, ZAXXON THE QUARTER-EATER

          1. I bowed to Zaxxon the Quarter Eater for most of my adolescence.

        2. Anyone remember Tempest?

      2. You may refer to me as The Omnipotent Oom. Pronouns are disrespectful.

    2. just….wow

    3. This is beyond parody. Do these lunatics actually think this is necessary, or that it can be imposed on others? These people should be locked up.

      1. How soon before there is a civil lawsuit, if not an arrest, for the crime of using the wrong pronoun? If it hasn’t happened already, it’ll happen soon.

        1. for the crime of using the wrong pronoun

          I’ve been attacked here for doing precisely that. So, it’s not an unreasonable prediction.

          1. So, it’s xe’s not an unreasonable prediction.

            Fixed it for you, ya cis shitlord!!!

    4. Lunatics.

      That’s what and who they are.

      Insane.

    5. I was gonna make a snide “Daily Fail” comment, but fuck it, that’s for real! WIth link to university and everything.

    6. Finally. I was tired of the old system.

    7. Nuke universities today.

    1. “Biden backers eye gay support…”

      Ok.

      I fear what might happen during a Biden presidency, but goddamn, the guy is a laugh a minute.

      1. If America’s doomed you might as well go down laughing.

        1. This should be Biden’s campaign slogan.

  17. Pr0n for Rafael Nadal fans, those who would like to engage in female or homo gaze.

    It’s an underwear ad, so…you’ve been warned.

    1. Hey, you never said men’s underwear! I feel violated now…

      1. Thanks for the warning Antilles, I almost fell prey to poorly labeled link to underwear modeling.

        1. “female or homo gaze” was poor labeling?

          1. Isn’t ‘Homo’ just Latin for man?

          2. I misinterpreted the meaning “female gaze.”

      2. Well at leas you weren’t “Micro”-aggression-ed, IYKWIM

      3. Hell, I was more violated by the Patrick Bateman-smile than anything else.

    2. Oh you mischievous little darling, you!

    3. I find Nadal to be a huge fucking bully.

      1. ……a huge fucking bully

        Go on.

    4. They needed to show more of his butt
      I am vaguely unsatisfied now

      Also, what an idiosyncratic groups of images that result from a google image search for homo gaze

    5. Shouldn’t “homo gaze” be replaced with “gayze”?

      1. SPEAK OF THE HAMMACONDA AND THE HAMMACONDA APPEARS

  18. Things I learned arguing with a Bernie Sanders supporter on twitter:

    1. When Koch brothers give money to hospitals, they’re just doing that to provide plausible deniability for their rape of the planet.

    2. The Kochs don’t actually support any liberal causes. This is a rethuglican lie to get our guard down.

    3. My evidence that Koch Industries is 48th among all spenders means nothing because there’s an unsourced New York Times article claiming they and other shadowy right wingers plan to spend $1 billion in 2016. This hasn’t happened, of course, so we don’t know if the times is right and we also don’t know how much left-wing groups will spend in 2016, so there’s no way to compare. However, attempting to predict the future is a more accurate representation of how the Kochs ‘buy or democracy’ then actually looking at numbers that have already occurred.

    1. Things I learned arguing with a Bernie Sanders supporter on twitter

      Ok, I can see arguing with a Bernie Sanders supporter over stuff, but why the hell would you do it on twitter. That’s like taking stupid, and multiplying it by stupid, in order to be exposed to as much stupid as you possibly can.

      1. What John T said. Jeez, Irish, get the hell away from there. That’s like…what, VX gas-level of derp you were exposed to in such a confined space.

        Scrub down, then kick back and have a cold toddy*.

        *Or, you know, whatever.

    2. I think we should start a rumor that studies show that Bernie Sanders supporters disproportionately live in their parents’ basements.

      1. Bernie Sanders supporters disproportionately live in their parents’ basements.

        Never realized Libertarians supported Sanders…

        1. It’s true, somebody on Derpbook said so this morning!

  19. Murderous Racist Who Shot Non-Jews Argues He Had No “Criminal Intent” – Insists Shooting Actual Jews is Still A Super-Great Idea That People Should Take More Seriously

    The “No, Really – Racism Makes Total Sense”-defense does not appear to be swaying the public

    1. A white supremacist charged with killing three people outside two Jewish centers in Kansas last year asked a jury on Friday to find him not guilty because he was acting on the belief that Jews have too much power and must be stopped.

      A solid legal argument.

      1. It could only be better if they stacked the jury with Jews.

      2. Well, I’m convinced.

  20. Gawker Media finally does something right:

    Knock It Off With These Stupid-Ass Headphones

    Seriously. Unless you’re going into battle against the Roman Legion wearing nothing but one of these, they are dumb as fuck and you should be ashamed of yourself.

    1. Shelf life shorter than Google Glass, says I

    2. And if you are going to battle a Roman Legion wearing nothing but one of those, THIS IS WHY THERE IS NO GAUL LEFT!
      Let alone three!

      1. I’m kinda disappointed that the Gaelic tradition of going into battle naked has mostly* died off.

        *Mostly because of the weird ripping off the shirt during come-at-me-bro fights. A funny example (but not of the come-at-me-bro variety.)

        1. What? Ripping off your own shirt is solid defense. Don’t you watch hockey?

    3. No, the Gawker writer is, yet again, demonstrating the trademark drooling idiocy of Gawker writers.

      The part of the headphones that rest like a yoke on the neck allow a larger battery and grater endurance. The weight being on the shoulders means that the weight isn’t on the ear (which is a shitty load bearing surface).

      So you have bluetooth headphones that are lighter, have greater endurance, and allow one to still avoid the hell of corded headphones.

      For people who favor form over function – the guys who didn’t understand why Fernando’s Hideaway was on SNL and why the audience was giggling at the sage wisdom being propounded by Billy Crystal – I’m sure they can get those Dr Dre headphones. I’m told those headphones look incredibly cool.

      1. Thank you!

    4. They are ugly and I don’t own any but the writer is dense.

      I don’t get the appeal, especially when you still have to stuff your phone into your pocket or purse or what-have-you, or at least be within range of your device. That seems to defeat the purpose of not having wires to begin with.

      “[T]he purpose of not having wires to begin with” is for them not to get in the way. Do they get in the way if you’re using Bluetooth headphones? No.

      Purpose fulfilled!

      That wasn’t so hard, was it, Ms. Horn?

  21. Mexico = Now Proven to be 100% Corruption Free

    1. At least when they build the wall none of the money earmarked for it will go to graft.

      I’m relieved.

  22. Ben Carson = Wants to Bomb Mexican-Caves With Attack-Drones

    “Not people” he says in demonstration of his great compassion, “but caves”.

    “”Read my lips. I said there are caves that they utilize. Those caves can be eliminated. I’m not talking about killing people,” the retired neurosurgeon told CNN. “In no way, did I suggest that drones be used to kill people.”

    No word on whether people in the caves count.

    Also, no explanation why we need robot drones to blow these things up, other than robot drones are motherfuckin’ boss.

  23. Drone finds RI man sunbathing on top of a wind turbine.

    I’m not a fan of heights. I would lose my goddamned mind.

    1. I think assuming he’s “sunbathing” is jumping to conclusions.

      For instance, he could be an Angel. Who needed to rest for a minute. I note = he wears white.

    2. I knew a guy a couple years ago who went to college to become a wind turbine technician. Finished it, got a job, realized he was terrified of heights. You’d think you’d test yourself for that beforehand or something.

        1. My take: man-buns make a person fearless.

  24. Jerry Seinfeld Responds After Cop Shut Down His Kid’s Lemonade Stand

    According to Counter Current News, “one of their neighbors called the police to complain. Sure enough, the police jumped at the chance to rush over and shut down another lemonade stand. Jerry didn’t want the cops to get away with shutting down their innocent lemonade stand without capturing a chance to make fun of the cops.”

  25. A little fucking late, NYC

    ARRO

    Your Taxi, Your Way.

    Arro is a free application for iPhone and Android. It lets you order a ride or pay for a ride that you’re already in. Tons of taxis. Super-fast pickups. No surge pricing.

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    Especially since Curb operates in almost 60 cities already and does EXACTLY THE SAME THING.

  26. I started a petition to stop the rentboy prosecution at change.org.

    Sign it, if only to see Democrats on the back foot against gay rights.

    http://www.change.org/p/new-us-attorn…..entboy-com

    1. How did you come up with the Matt Baum video?

      1. youtube’s suggested video algorithm after I looked up a youtube news channel story on the seizure.

        Never heard of Matt Baum before. Should I know (of) him?

        1. Not particularly. He’s the law guy over at Towleroad, which is a (usually) left-of-center gay news/culture blog. I don’t always agree with his assessment, but he’s always thoughtful and well spoken. I was just surprised to see him linked in a non-Towleroad context.

          I signed the petition, btw.

  27. While some inactive profiles were created by real women who simply never engaged, Ashley Madison employees actively created many fake female profiles

    Or rather their barfly mothers did.

    […] referred to as “angels.”

    See? I was right.

  28. Planned Parenthood is suing Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley over his defunding efforts.

    It’s not like it is the taxpayers’ money, after all.

  29. The […] D.C. court today held unanimously that people have no First Amendment right to protest on the marble plaza in front of the Supreme Court.

    “Trespassers will be violated.”

    1. I want to put that on a sign.

  30. a felony charge for luring a minor using a computer

    “Hey baby, wanna see my hard drive?”

    1. Looks more like a floppy from here.

  31. Is anyone going to the reason LA happy hour later? I’m a lurker who’s going for the express reason of finally getting to see what Libertarians Look Like. I don’t know if I know any in real life, though it’s possible – nobody in their right mind in my industry/social group would dare admit libertarian leanings, which is a smart move.

    1. Too far north. Nick ain’t worth LA traffic.

      1. Yeah, but with all the libertarian chicks that show up at those happy hours you are almost gay-ron-teed to get laid right?

        Of course, you better not play with their hearts. If you promise some action you better deliver, or else you will wind up being assaulted like this poor Georgia dude:

        http://www.myfox28columbus.com…..eDhYPlVhBd

        * Note, this is what all women would look like if Obamacare didn’t mandate dental coverage.

        1. Wow, the arrested lady’s mouth is just like the little snake-mouth that protrudes from within the mouth of the Alien.

          I’d be scared to death if she tried to force me to have sex. She’d probably gnaw something off of me.

          1. She looks like she has tarnished brass dentures.

    2. Would love to go, but after working all day the last thing I want to do is battle LA traffic. And odds are it’d be over by the time I arrived. Have fun if you do end up going…

      1. The traffic will indeed suck, but if I slip in late then everyone will maybe be in the lampshades on heads portion of events. Or, you know, subdued and behaving like adults, either one. What’s the official beverage of libertarians? Coors light? Gennesee Cream Ale? or something more viscous, that gets stuck in the beard?

        1. What’s the official beverage of libertarians?

          Was not aware there was one. Personally, I like a good bourbon or super-hoppy IPA (ideally, both!). Plus there’s Cannabis Quencher for those with a medical MJ card…

        2. I’m sorry, you must be new here. This is a REASON event. Clearly it’ll be high-end cocktailz at their partiez.

          (Last time I went there were 6 or so mid-range beers)

        3. Also, I have questions about your background if you’re namechecking Genny.

          1. I’ll be wearing RealTree camouflage head to toe.

            1. I’ll be disappointed if you aren’t wearing this

        4. “What’s the official beverage of libertarians? “

          BOURBON & ORPHAN TEARS

    3. As far as I can tell Los Doyers, myself and Sudden are planning to be there. Not sure on Playa Manhattan or a few other people I emailed.

      1. How much of a sausage fest are these things usually? I may feel awkward if I feel like I’m walking into a truck stop. TIWTANLW?

        1. The two I’ve been to have been sausage fests, but not to the point where you’d be on the spot for being the only woman there. Of course one of the events I went to was Shackford’s video game event, so it’s possible they’re usually LESS of a sausage fest than that one.

          1. I’m trying to imagine my wife at an event like this. I think she’d hate Nick. She’d like you. Go figure.

            Being the only woman at events I attend is something to which she has gotten very accustomed.

        2. I may feel awkward if I feel like I’m walking into a truck stop. TIWTANLW?

          Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

          – Some Pakistani

  32. “One person’s vote can’t make a difference!”

    Umm, about that…

    /yeah, yeah..

    1. That girl is actually awesome and seems to be a potential female libertarian:

      “Henderson said she doesn’t want her involvement with the CID to be private. She said Gartner initially approached her in June to explain the goals of the CID and ask her to consider “unregistering her vote” so the property owners could make the decision. The more she researched the situation, Henderson said, things “just didn’t seem to be as good as they were saying to me at first.”

      Gartner “tried to get me to unregister, and that’s pretty manipulative,” Henderson said. “The district plan and the district border is manipulative, too.”

      Henderson said she doesn’t plan to give up her right to vote and feels negative about an increased sales tax ? but has not made a decision about how to vote. Henderson said her concerns include vague project outlines, Gartner’s pay, Business Loop improvements she said will help businesses but not nearby residents and how an additional sales tax would affect low-income people purchasing groceries and other necessities.

      “Taxing their food is kind of sad, especially when” Gartner “is going to be making like $70,000 a year off of this whole deal,” Henderson said. “These people make a quarter of that. They can barely afford to go buy food, and you’re taxing their food.””

      1. Yep, she does sound pretty savvy. Seems she’s more knowledgeable about this one issue that most others are about…well, anything political.

        Maybe there is hope for us.

        1. She’s better than Horatius – that wimp needed assistants:

          Then out spake brave Horatius,
          The Captain of the gate:
          “To every man upon this earth
          Death cometh soon or late. 220
          And how can man die better
          Than facing fearful odds
          For the ashes of his fathers
          And the temples of his gods,

          “And for the tender mother 225
          Who dandled him to rest,
          And for the wife who nurses
          His baby at her breast,
          And for the holy maidens
          Who feed the eternal flame,? 230
          To save them from false Sextus
          That wrought the deed of shame?

          “Hew down the bridge, Sir Consul,
          With all the speed ye may;
          I, with two more to help me, 235
          Will hold the foe in play.
          In yon strait path a thousand
          May well be stopped by three:
          Now who will stand on either hand,
          And keep the bridge with me?”

  33. They need juggalo makeup.

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